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    #1

    I can live neither with you nor without you

    what does the title mean?

    if we had "i can't live neither with you nor without you" then it would mean that someone can't live at all! right??

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    Re: I can live neither with you nor without you

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    Well, the sentence refers to certain aspects of love and personal relationships.
    Last edited by José Manuel Rosón Bravo; 14-Mar-2015 at 23:22.
    José Manuel Rosón Bravo

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    Re: I can live neither with you nor without you

    Logically, you're right, it would mean "I can't live at all". Of course, that's not what we mean when we say it. It's a common phrase amongst women (in the UK, at least): "Men! Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em". It's just an indication of how infuriating they are!!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I can live neither with you nor without you

    In America, you will hear: Wives! Can't live with 'em; can't kill 'em.

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    Re: I can live neither with you nor without you

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's a common phrase amongst women (in the UK, at least): "Men! Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em". It's just an indication of how infuriating they are!!
    I've heard the same sentence used about women rather than men in the UK. I guess that's because I'm male.

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